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Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus OneSenate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Business, Labor Groups Laud Obama Victory

Exit polls showed the economy was Issue No. 1 with voters in this presidential election. And it didn't take long for labor organizers and business leaders to start offering their thoughts on the re-election of President Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain Senate

Republicans Keep The House; Democrats Likely To Retain SenateRepublicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics

In Iowa, The Physics Of PoliticsBoth campaigns want to claim momentum heading into the final days of the campaign. This is especially true in battleground states like Iowa, where enthusiasm and voter turnout can make all the difference. Momentum is a common political metaphor, but what does it really tell us?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of BipartisanshipWhen President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Returns To The Post-Sandy Campaign Trail

Obama Returns To The Post-Sandy Campaign TrailPresident Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-Sandy

Obama Returns To The Campaign Trail Post-SandyPresident Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since Sandy struck the U.S. His swing-state tour started in Wisconsin against a backdrop of high approval ratings from voters — and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for his management of the federal response to the disaster.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A BoostA dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio's House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year's voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees' collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney More

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney MoreThe effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But In Whose Favor?

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But In Whose Favor?The effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama's response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us